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TCC Dedicates Peace Monument

TCC Dedicates Peace Monument photo

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – Staff, faculty and students of Tacoma Community College gahtered on the lawn outside Building 19 for a Peace Monument dedication ceremony Sept. 20, 2012.

The idea for the sculpture originated with the TCC Non-Violence Committee, who handed the project over to TCC sculpture instructor Kyle Dillehay and his students.

“We didn’t want simply to order such a pole from a company,” said Nonviolence Committee member Susan Donaldson. “We wanted the pole to be made here on campus by students in the art program.”

Dillehay designed the sculpture as an obelisk, mixing spent bullet casings into the 700 lbs. of silicon bronze used to cast the piece. The sculpture was created by Dillehay and 20 sculpture students over 18 months, and features the word for “peace” in multiple languages. Debuted at the Spring 2012 Student Art Exhibit in The Gallery, the piece is now installed in its permanent home just a short walk from the studio where it was created.  The space around the sculpture will eventually include seating.

The sculpture is located on the small circular lawn to the north of Building 19, beside the stairway that leads up from Parking Lot K to Building 11. To access, take the South 12th Street entrance to the college and park in Lot K. 

For additional information, please contact:
Rachel Payne
Communications Consultant
Phone: 253.460.4381
Email: rpayne@tacomacc.edu

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